Archive for April, 2012


How far along? 22 weeks!

Total weight gain: Gained a total of 8 pounds so far! Pre pregnancy weight 138 Now weighing 146! (bit of a mis understanding in my video)
Maternity clothes?! Of course! they are a must now!
 Stretch marks? No fresh ones to report. I have a great deal of old ones from being over weight in my past but none from the pregnancy so far.
Sleep: sleep has been good this week 😀
Miss anything? Not having to pee every 10 mins!
Movement: Belly is starting to change shapes, it will go lopsided sometimes 😉 but ya tons of kicks still.
Food cravings: STILL FRENCH TOAST with Maple syrup and LOTS of butter however now I love with strawberries on top. oatmeals and FISH
Anything making you queasy or sick: not really
Gender: ITS A GIRL We totally caved and found out! I am having a baby girl and I am soo happy!
Labor signs: nope! thankfully!
Symptoms: not many new ones
Belly button in or out? In but I think it might pop at some point its def starting to change. ;)
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: BEYOND HAPPY
Looking forward to: Trip To Leipzig on the weekend with family! :D
Best Moment: For sure our ultrasound on Friday. Seeing my baby and knowing shes healthy and happy and thats shes a little girl was just amazing… it was one of the best days of my life 😀

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How far along? 21 weeks!

Total weight gain: Gained a total of 7 pounds so far! Pre pregnancy weight 138 Now weighing 145! Up one pound since last week!
Maternity clothes?! Of course! they are a must now!
 Stretch marks? No fresh ones to report. I have a great deal of old ones from being over weight in my past but none from the pregnancy so far.
Sleep: sleep is OK could be better. I hate lying on my side and prefer my back but apparently its bad to sleep on your back when your pregnant. :/
Miss anything? I miss being able to walk up a flight of stairs without feeling like I ran two miles ;)
Movement: TONS started feeling the flutters 13.5 weeks in and hubby and I felt and saw baby kick at 17 weeks. the baby is crazy and movements have gotten very strong in the past few days.
Food cravings: STILL FRENCH TOAST with Maple syrup and LOTS of butter! Fresh fruits same old same old!
Anything making you queasy or sick: not really
Gender: NO IDEA but my ultrasound is on Friday… so its crazy to think we could find out if we wanted to! AHH
Labor signs: nope! thankfully!
Symptoms: EMOTIONAL crying over everything! & very productive and motivated!
Belly button in or out? In but I think it might pop at some point its def starting to change. ;)
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: generally happy
Looking forward to: Seeing my baby on Friday! 😀

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So who else agrees that old wives tales are just a load of crap? ;)They may be stupid but they are SUPER FUN!

We did a Total of 20 old wives tales which I will list what they are and how to do them below. 

Watch the video to see what our results were and how to play! 

1. Have your feet been colder than usual? If YES your then that is 1 point for  BOY If NOT 1 Point for GIRL

2.Wedding Ring Test: Connect your wedding ring to a string, now hold it over your belly VERY STILL, if the ring turns in a circle that is a GIRL RESULT If it Goes in a back and forth motion BOY RESULT!

3. Carrying high or low? High means GIRL Low means BOY. 

4. Are your hands dryer than usual? if YES BOY if NO GIRL

5.What was your baby’s heart rate? above 140 BPM indicates GIRL below 140 BPM indicates BOY

6.Craving sweets? GIRL Craving Salty? BOY

7. Look under your left eye. If you have a vein in the shape of a V you are having a GIRL If not BOY!

8. Are you all belly or are other parts of your body starting to get fat too like your legs? if YES  BOY if NO GIRL

9.Chinese Gender Chart Link here to play (REMEMBER TO USE YOUR LUNAR AGE) http://www.babygenderprediction.com/chinese-gender-chart.html

10. Are you Glowing? or are you suffering from breakouts and feeling uglier? If your looking worse than pre pregnancy your having a GIRL..shes just sucking you dry of all that beauty! 

11.Did you have a dream your having a baby girl? well… your actually having a BOY. Did you have a dream you were having a baby boy? well… That means its a GIRL

12.Which side do you prefer sleeping on? Right Side GIRL. Left side BOY

13. About Dad.. has he gained any sympathy weight since you got pregnant? If YES GIRL if NO BOY

14. We all have one boob that’s bigger than the other. If its your left your having a GIRL if its your Right your having a BOY

15. Morning sickness if YES GIRL if NO BOY

16. Red Cabbage Gender Test: To perform this test you will need 1 red cabbage and your urine! Cut the cabbage into chunks and boil it in water for 5 minutes. Take equal parts cabbage water with your urine and mix them together. If you get a purple/blue color or water stays the same GIRL RESULT. If the water turns Red/Pink or gets the slightest tint of red BOY RESULT!

17.More Headaches than usual? if YES BOY if NO GIRL

18.More moody than usual? IF YES GIRL if NO BOY

19.Clumsy mommy BOY. Graceful mommy GIRL

20. Fork and Spoon Test: To perform this test you will need to go in another room while your partner places a fork and a spoon under two separate pillows. Now when you come back in the room you have to decide which to sit on. If you sit on the Fork thats a GIRL RESULT if you sit on Spoon thats a BOY RESULT!

How far along? 20 weeks!
Total weight gain: Gained a total of 6 pounds so far! Pre pregnancy weight 138 Now weighing 144!
Maternity clothes?! YES YES YES. I have tried so many types of maternity pants I have finally found some that I love! I am short so I was having a hard time finding some that were not to long but I finally found the perfect pair 🙂
 Stretch marks? No fresh ones to report. I have a great deal of old ones from being over weight in my past but none from the pregnancy so far.
Sleep: sleep is OK could be better. I hate lying on my side and prefer my back but apparently its bad to sleep on your back when your pregnant. :/
Miss anything? I miss being able to walk up a flight of stairs without feeling like I ran two miles 😉
Movement: TONS started feeling the flutters 13.5 weeks in and hubby and I felt and saw baby kick at 17 weeks. the baby is crazy and movements have gotten very strong in the past few days.
Food cravings: FRENCH TOAST with Maple syrup and LOTS of butter! OMG best thing ever. Also watermelon is a big one I can eat a whole one in no time baby does such a happy dance when I eat it 😀 a couple of other cravings are yogurt and fresh fruits. 
Anything making you queasy or sick: not really
Gender: Dont Know and We plan on waiting til the birth. 🙂
Labor signs: nope! thankfully!
Symptoms: Higher energy levels. a bit of a sore back but nothing to bad
Belly button in or out? In but I think it might pop at some point its def starting to change. 😉
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: pretty happy
Looking forward to: my ultrasound next week!

 

So I have only documented 3 out of the 7 cycles it took  to conceive baby number 1 on this blog! Over all it took a very normal amount of time to conceive. I always had normal cycles and ovulated every cycle. So it was a short but bitter sweet journey as no one likes to see big fat negative pregnancy tests which I have gotten my fair share of those. it seemed to have taken forever to get pregnant but it could not have been better timing!

We found out I was pregnant during the Christmas holidays 2011 and it was the perfect way! I happened to be visiting my Family in California who I haven’t seen in 2 years and I got to share the news with my family in person. Below are the videos of me finding out and also a summary of my trying to conceive journey.

Pregnancy Test Day: 

How I conceived:

So its been a while since I have update this blog. I am much better at “vlogging” than “blogging”I have been sharing my pregnancy journey via youtube since I was 4 weeks pregnant and I am now 20 weeks pregnant. Subscribe here for my video pregnancy diary: http://www.youtube.com/user/DanielleBabyBliss?feature=mhee

 I do plan on updating my pregnancy journey on this blog as well starting right now. I will be posting pictures and a weekly survey for every week that is left of my journey. I also plan on sharing more recipes, product reviews, life updates, and my cloth diaper reviews here as well. Now here is to hoping I can keep up with it!   😉